The Swedish business Polestar stated that its first electric SUV, which will include a number of high-end amenities, will be officially unveiled on October 12. The Polestar 3 will compete with rival SUV EVs like the Mercedes-Benz EQS, Rivian R1S, and Tesla Model X when it debuts with high-end technologies like an air suspension, active dampers, and torque vectoring. It will be produced in the US at the Volvo plant in Charleston, South Carolina, just like those vehicles.
The business, which is jointly controlled by Volvo and its Chinese parent firm Geely, provided a lot of details regarding the Polestar 3. That includes a fresh look at the rear with taillights that resemble the Polestar 2 but are positioned upside down. In June, Polestar unveiled the concept from the side (below).
Similar to the Polestar 2, the Polestar 3 will have a rear-biased multi-motor drivetrain with electric torque vectoring via a dual clutch system on the rear motor. Drivers can choose between a comfortable and a firm suspension by using the standard adaptive dual-chamber air suspension and active dampers to regulate the ride. According to Polestar, the dampers will change “once every two milliseconds” to accommodate changes in the road.
The Performance Pack, an add-on, will produce 510 hp and 671 pound-feet of torque (compared to 670 horsepower for the Model X). Additionally, it sports interior accents like gold seat belts and Polestar Engineered chassis tuning for the air suspension and active dampers.
The business has previously stated that it aims for a 372-mile range on the European WLTP cycle (so considerably less in EPA terms). A lidar sensor and NVIDIA technology will be used to enable a semi-autonomous driving system for highway travel. Volvo is expected to utilize a similar technology on the upcoming EX90 SUV, which will go on sale on November 9. According to rumors, the Polestar 3 will cost between $75,000 and $111,000 at launch.